This is What 44 and Paleo Looks Like…
Keith has posted some pictures of what the sort of training and diet we discuss here can produce.
His principles are:
1. Forget what you previously thought of as diet and fitness Gospel. Wipe the slate clean; be receptive to a completely new paradigm in nutritional well-being and physical culture.
2. Wrap your mind around this one very simple idea: agriculture is a relatively new development (within the last 10,000 to 50,000years, or so) vis-à-vis the human genome. Our bodies (and genotype) have not evolved, and are therefore not adequately prepared to handle, the “modern” onslaught of grain (in all of its multi-varied derivatives) and of other simple carbohydrates. Our thinking may (arguably) be well-advanced from that of our stone-age ancestors, however, our bodies and brains, genetically speaking, are relatively identical to the Paleolithic, hunter-gatherer.
3. Exercise (for health) should be intense, of short duration and highly variable. Training for a specific athletic event/sport is an entirely different animal — and not necessarily a healthy one at that.
4. Following a Paleolithic template, within the confines and limitations imposed by the modern, work-a-day world, is no doubt a tough endeavor to pull off. Adherence to the Paleo template, though, is certainly feasible. The aim of my blog is to demonstrate, by example, just how one does go about pulling it off.